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Has anyone slow roasted whole (bone-in) joints of meat in their cooker (without liquid)? Or can you only pot-roast joints? 1 Jun 2014
I've done it with chickens (whole) and pork roasts (no bone). A bit of liquid in the bottom is good but you don't need to drench it. The meat's own juices will come out and keep it moist.
Hi, nope stone cold is fine. Also it doesn't need browning unless you prefer the look of browned meat! ;0)
When cooking with mine, I do have it on the worktop - no worries because it doesn't get hot enough to be a fire hazard. The sides become too hot to touch, and I'm careful to make sure the cord and oven gloves don't touch it during cooking, but again - the unit doesn't become hot enough to be a fire hazard. I love mine and have used it at least every other since it arrived the first week of January - gets quite a workout here and so far no overheating to worktop or nearby walls. I really only just keep the cord and gloves away because I'm something of a safety nut.
How long to cook a casserol without using the slow cooker option as I don't go out to work now 9 Nov 2014
Most recipes suggest 6 hours on slow but it does vary - it's not so much about the cooker as it is the recipe.
Does the ceramic pot have a divider in it? I've seen one in a shop which says its 6.5 capacity (OK this one is really 4.5) but the pot was divided. 12 Feb 2014
No, the pot is not divided and the instructions suggest that it should be more than half full too! Hope that helps.
After the cooking is done, does this turn off automatically or does it go into a low power mode just to keep the food warm till you come back home? 6 Apr 2014
It stays on. I haven't over cooked anything yet and have been hours late!
Why do the instructions state that the bowl and lid are not diswhaher safe? Sending this back! 4 Jan 2014
I didn't realise they weren't but to be honest after a good long cooking time in it, it's best to hand wash anyway as sometimes there is a residue left where the food level was and it needs to be scrubbed. I used to put my old one in the dishwasher and there was no problem with it.
Can you buy new additional ceramic pot. I have not used mine much and the ceramic pot has developed a crack on one side so now unusable 3 days ago
I would recommend contacting the manufacturer, they may be able to replace it for you. Otherwise it might be worth joining slow cooking recipe groups on facebook and asking if anyone has a spare one. good luck and Merry Christmas